Mihajlovic: Mining is both ore processing and caring for the people who live next to the mine and the environment
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy, prof. Zorana Mihajlovic, Ph.D., said in Bor, where a contract was signed between the company "Zijin mining" and PUC "Vodovod" in Bor on the connection of 400 households from the village of Metovnica, that mining is not only the exploitation and processing of ore, but also the improvement of the standard of living of all people .
"In July of last year, we were in Metovnica and talked about the construction of the water supply network, and I am glad that the contract was signed today and that the company showed social responsibility, and I am glad that we can work together to improve the living conditions of all citizens." district. Mining is not only the exploitation of ore, but the care of people, not only the employees, but all the people who live in this area. The connection of 400 households from the village of Metovnica to the water supply network is in progress, and with this contract, "Zijin mining" undertakes to bear part of the costs for the water used for these households, for amounts up to 25 cubic meters, in the next five years. These are big and significant things and the message to everyone is that we want people to stay living here, that as the company's profits increase, so does the standard of living for all people. Everything we do in mining, if we work together, we can achieve results," said Mihajlovic.
"I thank the minister, this is a big thing for our village." I always appeal that this is a capital investment and I am glad that after a year of active work it has come to an end. Both the state and the city saw the problem and now we are connected to the city's water supply. On behalf of the Ministry of Health, I thank the state and this is a great reason for all of us to celebrate," said Dejan Markovic, president of the Council of the Ministry of Health of Metovnica.
Vladimir Stankovic, the head of Bor district, said that the support of the Government and the relevant ministry is of great importance for all municipalities in the district, and Nikola Marić, assistant to the mayor of Bor, that at the beginning of the implementation the agreement was that the company would help and that this has now been finalized in in accordance with the needs of the inhabitants of Metovnica.
"Since its establishment, the company has set business postulates as a responsible and reliable partner to society and the community. The construction of the water supply system in Metovnica is one of the most significant projects in which we have invested a million euros so far, and it will solve a long-standing problem of the locals. In the future, we will continue to apply our principle - the development of mining for the benefit of society," said Li Heping, CEO of Zijin Mining.